Beard Center for Student Success
The Eugene P. Beard Center for Student Success (CSS) launched in fall 2022, marking the beginning of a new era for the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. The Center is the realization of the School's integrated, holistic approach for serving students. To realize this vision, staff roles across the school were reimagined to better support students, and the 7th floor of Rockwell Hall was completely renovated, making the Center a physical reality.
With the launch of the CSS, business students receive a comprehensive experience, from their first contact with the School as high school students through graduation and their transition to alumni.
Student Success Coaches
Student Success Coaches are the heart of the CSS. Each coach is responsible for specific academic programs, and they advise and counsel all students in their respective programs. Coaches have a deep understanding of their programs and their respective fields, allowing them to better meet the needs of their students.
Still Exploring Which Major is Right for You?
We have resources for students who are still deciding on their major. One of our Success Coaches is dedicated to undeclared students, and the entire CSS team is ready to help undeclared students find their perfect academic path.
School of Business Career Consultants work with the Center for Career Development to offer our students a variety of career-related services and opportunities:
- Networking Events: Business roundtable, etiquette dinner, and career fairs
- Career Exploration and Planning: LinkedIn, on-campus interview program, online career tools including Handshake - “Duquesne University's exclusive online job and internship recruiting system that connects you to recruiters, programs, events, and career fairs. You can search and apply for internships and career-related opportunities worldwide!”
- Career-Related Experiences: Volunteering, job-shadowing, micro internships, part-time positions, fellowships
- Services: Mock interviews, cover letter and resume review, LinkedIn coaching, career advice, how to work a career fair
These benefits are available to our students beyond their time at Duquesne. Alumni are also able to take advantage of career services.
Student Success Team
Assistant Dean of Academic Programs & Student Affairs, Coach for Joint Degree, MSM, MC-ENTR, and MC-FINC Students | email@example.com or 412-396-4109
Student Success Coach, PMBA Students (subset) | firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-396-5703
Associate Director for Student Success, MS/MC-AIM Students | email@example.com or 412-396-5704
Senior Director of Recruitment & Admissions, Coach for One-Year MBA Students | firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-396-6244
Student Success Coach, MAcc & MS/MC-SCM Students | email@example.com or 412-396-6261
Jessica Black Parr
Student Success Coach, PMBA Students | firstname.lastname@example.org 412-396-5456
Student Success Coach, Undeclared Students | email@example.com or 412-396-5357